Contributions to Zoology, 83 (4) – 2014

DNA barcoding, phylogeny and systematics of Golden-backed frogs (Hylarana, Ranidae) of the Western Ghats-Sri Lanka biodiversity hotspot, with the description of seven new species

S.D. Biju1,4, Sonali Garg1, Stephen Mahony1,2, Nayana Wijayathilaka3, Gayani Senevirathne3, Madhava Meegaskumbura3

1.  Systematics Lab, Department of Environmental Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi 110 007, India

2.  School of Biology and Environmental Science, UCD Science Centre (West), University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

3.  Evolutionary Ecology and Systematics Lab, Faculty of Science & Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

4. sdbiju@es.du.ac.in

Keywords: Amphibia,cryptic species,endemism,integrative taxonomy,lectotypification,multiple gene barcoding,neotypification,taxonomic revision.